Miho Tanaka, MD
Dr. Tanaka is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle with the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she was a member of the varsity track and field team, and her medical degree at New York Medical College. Her orthopaedic residency was at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Tanaka was an orthopaedic surgeon in St. Louis, where she served as a team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Surge, and directed the Women’s Sports Medicine Initiative, a program designed to promote injury prevention for female athletes. She also has experience as a team physician for the WNBA's New York Liberty and for St. John’s University and Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to serve as an orthopaedic consultant for the St. Louis Surge.
As a former athlete herself, Dr. Tanaka understands her patients’ passion for sports and shares their commitment to excellence. She has published or presented over 30 articles and book chapters focusing on the anatomy, biomechanics and surgical outcomes in the knee. She emphasizes patient education and evidence-based treatment as the foundation of patient care, and treats all sports-related injuries of the shoulder, knee and elbow, with special emphasis on injuries of the patellofemoral joint.